Live Science: Blood cells can transform into brain cells, new study shows

| Posted in Brain Education, Brain Health, Brain Research

Unless you’re a werewolf or a superhero, you can’t easily transform into something you’re not — but your cells can. Scientists recently found a way to convert an immune-system cell into a neuron — two cells with totally different shapes and very different functions. The hope is that the technique could help researchers study a patient’s brain from a blood sample. (June 6, 2018)

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